CCNE Accreditation

Walden’s MSN Program Receives CCNE Accreditation Extension

10-Year Accreditation, Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) , Post Master’s Nurse Practitioner (NP) Certificates

Making an impact as a nurse leader starts with an excellent education. Reflecting our focus on delivering rigorous learning experiences, Walden’s Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program has received a 10-year accreditation extension through December 31, 2030, by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (CCNE). CCNE is an independent national accrediting agency that ensures the quality and integrity of baccalaureate, graduate, and residency programs in nursing.

“We’re extremely proud to have received the maximum 10-year CCNE accreditation extension for our MSN program, as well as CCNE accreditation for the nurse practitioner specializations in our Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing program,” says Dr. Andrea Lindell, RN, ANEF, vice provost and dean of Walden’s College of Nursing. “The COVID-19 pandemic has underscored the critical importance of the nursing profession in ensuring the health and well-being of the global population. Our high-quality online programs are addressing the nursing shortage, while our nursing students and graduates are effecting positive social change through tackling healthcare inequities and instituting best practices in patient care.”

The MSN program features nine specializations to meet nurses’ unique career goals, including five nurse practitioner (NP) and four specialty practice options. The nurse practitioner specializations are Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), Pediatric Nurse Practitioner (PNP) Primary Care, and Psychiatric-Mental Health NP. Specialty practice options are Nursing Education, Nurse Executive, Nursing Informatics, and Public Health Nursing.

In addition to the MSN program, a 10-year CCNE accreditation was granted to the four new NP specializations in the Post-Master’s Certificate in Nursing program: Adult-Gerontology Acute Care NP, Adult-Gerontology Primary Care NP, Family Nurse Practitioner (FNP), and Psychiatric-Mental Health NP. The Bachelor of Science in Nursing (RN-BSN) and Doctor of Nursing Practice (DNP) programs are also CCNE accredited.